Lsv Asset Management Has Cut Its Spark Energy (SPKE) Position; Shorts at Cheetah Mobile (CMCM) Lowered By 3.55%

January 14, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

Cheetah Mobile Incorporated (NYSE:CMCM) had a decrease of 3.55% in short interest. CMCM’s SI was 9.28M shares in January as released by FINRA. Its down 3.55% from 9.62M shares previously. With 1.87 million avg volume, 5 days are for Cheetah Mobile Incorporated (NYSE:CMCM)’s short sellers to cover CMCM’s short positions. The stock decreased 7.50% or $1.27 during the last trading session, reaching $15.67. About 2.62 million shares traded or 48.85% up from the average. Cheetah Mobile Inc. (NYSE:CMCM) has declined 7.70% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.40% the S&P500.

Lsv Asset Management decreased Spark Energy Inc. (SPKE) stake by 69.69% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Lsv Asset Management sold 574,209 shares as Spark Energy Inc. (SPKE)’s stock rose 53.92%. The Lsv Asset Management holds 249,783 shares with $3.75 million value, down from 823,992 last quarter. Spark Energy Inc. now has $386.13M valuation. The stock increased 0.45% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $11.15. About 401,231 shares traded or 103.32% up from the average. Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE) has risen 28.31% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.61% the S&P500.

Lsv Asset Management increased Tenneco Inc. (NYSE:TEN) stake by 143,215 shares to 511,269 valued at $31.02M in 2017Q3. It also upped Emergent Biosolutions Inc. (NYSE:EBS) stake by 20,832 shares and now owns 655,547 shares. Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:ARCC) was raised too.

Among 7 analysts covering Spark Energy (NASDAQ:SPKE), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Spark Energy had 19 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Guggenheim on Friday, July 7 to “Buy”. On Friday, June 10 the stock rating was downgraded by Janney Capital to “Neutral”. FBR Capital maintained the shares of SPKE in report on Monday, July 10 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, August 18 by Zacks. On Thursday, April 7 the stock rating was reinitiated by Wunderlich with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Outperform” on Friday, May 6. The rating was maintained by Wunderlich with “Buy” on Friday, May 6. The rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, February 3 to “Neutral”. Janney Capital initiated the shares of SPKE in report on Thursday, September 24 with “Buy” rating. Guggenheim initiated the shares of SPKE in report on Wednesday, February 1 with “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.16 in Q3 2017. Its down 3.31, from 4.47 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 17 investors sold SPKE shares while 28 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 30 raised stakes. 11.25 million shares or 52.85% less from 23.87 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Manufacturers Life Insur The reported 0% of its portfolio in Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE). 6,235 are held by Citigroup. Wealthtrust holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE) for 636 shares. Moreover, Massachusetts Financial Serv Ma has 0% invested in Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE) for 59,329 shares. Stifel Financial stated it has 28,147 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Morgan Stanley reported 73,381 shares. Gsa Capital Prtnrs Llp has 0.13% invested in Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE) for 129,300 shares. Goldman Sachs Grp holds 0% or 13,346 shares. Schwab Charles invested in 274,964 shares or 0% of the stock. Hudock Capital Grp reported 406 shares. Panagora Asset has 0% invested in Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE). 42 were accumulated by Sei Invs. Macquarie Grp Ltd holds 2,100 shares. Ny State Common Retirement Fund holds 45,666 shares. Tower Rech Ltd Liability Company (Trc) owns 12,954 shares.

Analysts await Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE) to report earnings on March, 1. They expect $0.31 earnings per share, down 40.38% or $0.21 from last year’s $0.52 per share. SPKE’s profit will be $10.74M for 8.99 P/E if the $0.31 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.11 actual earnings per share reported by Spark Energy, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 181.82% EPS growth.

Since August 9, 2017, it had 7 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $1.70 million activity. Maxwell W Keith III bought $71,008 worth of stock. Melman Gil sold $51,600 worth of Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE) on Wednesday, August 9. Jones James G II bought $18,054 worth of stock.

Cheetah Mobile Inc. operates a platform that offers mobile and personal computer applications for its users and global content promotional channels. The company has market cap of $2.17 billion. The companyÂ’s suite of utility applications optimizes mobile and PC Internet system performance and provides real time protection against known and unknown security threats. It has a 41.35 P/E ratio. The Company’s mobile and PC applications for users include Clean Master, a junk file cleaning, memory boosting, and privacy protection tool for mobile devices; CM Security, an anti-virus and security application for mobile devices; Battery Doctor, a power optimization tool for mobile devices; Cheetah Browser, a safe Web browser for PCs and mobile devices; CM Browser, a mobile browser; CM Launcher, a secure launcher that offers acceleration, secure protection, and stylish wallpapers, as well as automatically organizes mobile applications based on personal behavior; Photo Grid, a photo collage application that allows users to create professional looking collages of photos through an intuitive interface for mobile devices; CM Locker, a lightweight lock screen; and Duba Anti-virus, an Internet security application for PC and mobile devices.

Among 5 analysts covering Cheetah Mobile Inc (NYSE:CMCM), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. Cheetah Mobile Inc had 9 analyst reports since September 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, September 30 by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Nomura given on Wednesday, August 23. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, March 17 with “Overweight”. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Macquarie Research on Friday, May 20. On Friday, May 20 the stock rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse to “Underperform”. On Tuesday, April 26 the stock rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Equal-Weight”.

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